1985-1986 Cleveland Cavaliers

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29-53 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers

What was the record of the 1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a 29-53 record. They went 16-25 at home and 13-28 on the road.

What division did the 1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers play in?

The 1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers record by month?

The 1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers had their best month in December, when they went 7-8 and had a 46.7% win percentage. Their worst month was April, when they went 1-7 and had a 12.5% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '85 1-3 25% -6
November '85 6-7 46.2% +16
December '85 7-8 46.7% -9
January '86 4-11 26.7% -104
February '86 5-7 41.7% +5
March '86 5-10 33.3% -36
April '86 1-7 12.5% -101

Did the 1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers make the Playoffs?

No, the Cavaliers didn't make the Playoffs in 1986.

What was the point differential for the 1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a point differential of -235. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Cavaliers could have been expected to have about 33.6 wins, or a 34-48 record in the regular season.

How did the 1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers went 4-10.

How did the 1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers went 1-3 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers was a 2 game winning streak on 8 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The longest losing streak that the Cleveland Cavaliers had during the 1985-86 regular season was 8 games, which happened once during the season.

1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 25, 1985 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 115 - 116 OT
Sat, Oct 26, 1985 vs Boston Celtics Loss 100 - 105
Tue, Oct 29, 1985 vs Washington Bullets Loss 90 - 97
Thu, Oct 31, 1985 @ Washington Bullets Win 114 - 107
Sun, Nov 3, 1985 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 110 - 120
Tue, Nov 5, 1985 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 129 - 111
Thu, Nov 7, 1985 @ Sacramento Kings Win 95 - 94
Sat, Nov 9, 1985 @ Utah Jazz Loss 114 - 121
Sun, Nov 10, 1985 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 107 - 110
Thu, Nov 14, 1985 @ Indiana Pacers Win 112 - 104
Sat, Nov 16, 1985 @ Chicago Bulls Win 132 - 128 OT
Tue, Nov 19, 1985 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 104 - 110
Wed, Nov 20, 1985 @ Washington Bullets Loss 98 - 101
Fri, Nov 22, 1985 vs Utah Jazz Loss 113 - 121
Sun, Nov 24, 1985 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 98 - 90
Tue, Nov 26, 1985 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 98 - 113
Sat, Nov 30, 1985 vs New Jersey Nets Win 119 - 90
Tue, Dec 3, 1985 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 84 - 98
Thu, Dec 5, 1985 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 100 - 97
Sat, Dec 7, 1985 vs Denver Nuggets Win 124 - 114
Tue, Dec 10, 1985 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 120 - 130
Wed, Dec 11, 1985 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 110 - 125
Fri, Dec 13, 1985 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 128 - 124
Sat, Dec 14, 1985 vs Boston Celtics Win 109 - 99
Tue, Dec 17, 1985 vs Houston Rockets Loss 94 - 98
Thu, Dec 19, 1985 @ New York Knicks Win 109 - 105
Fri, Dec 20, 1985 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 116 - 128
Sun, Dec 22, 1985 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 119 - 105
Mon, Dec 23, 1985 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 101 - 108
Fri, Dec 27, 1985 @ Detroit Pistons Win 119 - 105
Sat, Dec 28, 1985 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 112 - 114 OT
Mon, Dec 30, 1985 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 117 - 121
Fri, Jan 3, 1986 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 130 - 111
Sat, Jan 4, 1986 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 106 - 125
Tue, Jan 7, 1986 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 101 - 110
Wed, Jan 8, 1986 @ Boston Celtics Loss 95 - 126
Sat, Jan 11, 1986 vs Sacramento Kings Win 105 - 101
Tue, Jan 14, 1986 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 108 - 120
Thu, Jan 16, 1986 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 99 - 116
Sat, Jan 18, 1986 vs Indiana Pacers Win 108 - 95
Mon, Jan 20, 1986 vs Phoenix Suns Win 108 - 93
Wed, Jan 22, 1986 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 104 - 107
Fri, Jan 24, 1986 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 114 - 121
Mon, Jan 27, 1986 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 103 - 124
Tue, Jan 28, 1986 @ Houston Rockets Loss 109 - 116
Thu, Jan 30, 1986 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 99 - 112
Fri, Jan 31, 1986 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 91 - 107
Tue, Feb 4, 1986 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 104 - 105
Thu, Feb 6, 1986 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 103 - 111
Tue, Feb 11, 1986 vs Indiana Pacers Win 119 - 97
Thu, Feb 13, 1986 vs New Jersey Nets Win 135 - 117
Sat, Feb 15, 1986 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 99 - 105
Mon, Feb 17, 1986 vs New York Knicks Win 111 - 97
Tue, Feb 18, 1986 @ New York Knicks Win 111 - 105
Thu, Feb 20, 1986 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 107 - 109
Sat, Feb 22, 1986 vs Washington Bullets Loss 102 - 110
Mon, Feb 24, 1986 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 124 - 114
Wed, Feb 26, 1986 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 109 - 129
Fri, Feb 28, 1986 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 96 - 116
Tue, Mar 4, 1986 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 101 - 106
Wed, Mar 5, 1986 @ Phoenix Suns Win 115 - 100
Fri, Mar 7, 1986 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 106 - 120
Sat, Mar 8, 1986 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 128 - 138
Tue, Mar 11, 1986 @ New York Knicks Win 112 - 107
Wed, Mar 12, 1986 vs Washington Bullets Loss 114 - 128
Fri, Mar 14, 1986 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 100 - 109
Sat, Mar 15, 1986 vs New Jersey Nets Loss 100 - 102
Mon, Mar 17, 1986 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 112 - 118 OT
Tue, Mar 18, 1986 @ Boston Celtics Loss 96 - 126
Thu, Mar 20, 1986 vs New York Knicks Loss 87 - 93
Sat, Mar 22, 1986 vs Chicago Bulls Win 123 - 97
Tue, Mar 25, 1986 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 91 - 97
Wed, Mar 26, 1986 @ New Jersey Nets Win 110 - 108
Sat, Mar 29, 1986 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 123 - 105
Tue, Apr 1, 1986 vs Boston Celtics Loss 105 - 123
Thu, Apr 3, 1986 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 93 - 114
Fri, Apr 4, 1986 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 102 - 122
Sun, Apr 6, 1986 @ Washington Bullets Loss 95 - 106
Mon, Apr 7, 1986 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 104 - 128
Thu, Apr 10, 1986 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 101 - 102
Fri, Apr 11, 1986 @ Boston Celtics Loss 104 - 117
Sun, Apr 13, 1986 vs Chicago Bulls Win 104 - 97

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